To our partner schools!
Note that due to the current situation regarding
the Covid-19 outbreak around the world, Umeå University has decided
to extend the nomination and application deadline for incoming
exchange students to Umeå for the upcoming autumn term/full
academic year 2020/2021. The new nomination and application
deadline will be 30 April 2020.
Umeå University has introduced a new system for nominations
called SoleMOVE. For the nomination and application round autumn
term 2020 we therefore want all nominations to be submitted online
in SoleMOVE. The nomination is made in two steps:
1. The coordinator at the student's home university submits
2. The student logs in to complete the nomination
To receive log in details we need all our partner schools to
send us the name and email address of the person who will nominate
the student. Also we need the name of the student's home
university. Once we have received all details, we will create a
user account and an automatic e-mail with instructions will be sent
to the specified coordinator.
The nomination and application period for exchange students
to Umeå University is open and we look forward to receiving your
nominations! Should there be any questions, please contact
Here's a page on Umeå
Unviersity's website for existing and future partner universities
with mobility facts and figures as well as information about
various international cooperation and networks.
How to apply
Step 1. Nomination
In order to apply to us there must be an exisiting
partner agreement between us and your home university. If there is
such an agreement you have to let your International Coordinator
know that you want to apply so that he/she can nominate you for the
New extended deadline for nominating students to the autumn term
2020: 30 April.
Step 2. Applying for
After you have been nominated by your Coordinator and you have
logged in to complete the nomination information, you will receive
an automatic e-mail with instructions how to apply for courses.
Please note that the e-mail may occasionally be caught in the
New extended deadline for the selection of courses for the
autumn term 2020: 30 April.
For frequently asked questions such as how to apply for housing,
insurance coverage etc., take a look here
We at the Art Academy offer two course packages, one on bachelor's
level and one on master's level. Depending on your previous
knowledge/wether you're a bachelor or a master student and how many
ECTS in Fine Art courses you have, you may apply to either of the
two packages. In order to find our course packages click here, check the box
"Architecture, design, culture and art" under Subjects and they
will appear. Both of them are called Artistic practice:
Artistic practice, bachelor's level, term
Artistic practice, master's level, term
On top of the 30 credits you take with us you have the
possibility to apply for and be accepted to another 15 credits of
courses offered by some other department within Umeå
Once you're here, besides the course package you have the option
to sign up for the workshops that we offer. These will not give you
any extra credits but hopefully provide you with new skills and if
you want to you can always ask the teacher or professor holdig the
workshop to certify that you have participated in his/her
Step 3. Work samples, motivation letter and CV
In addition to applying for courses you need to send
your digital portfolio to us. This application should include
approximtely 5 work samples, a motivation letter and your CV.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
New extended deadline for sending us your work samples,
motivation letter and CV for the autumn term 2020:
After the deadline, our professors will go through the incoming
applications and decide who they want to offer a place based on the
artistic quality of the student's portfolio and motivation letter.
We always have to adjust to the total number of students at the
school as we only have a certain number of studio places to offer
so whether or not we'll be able to offer a place very much depends
on how many students we have at the moment.